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PlayStation Orbis looking to be Sony’s next big console in 2013

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Despite any official word on Sony’s next major console unlikely to emerge until the likes of E3 next year, speculation, rumors and leaks have already started to creep out of the woodwork.

Playstation Controller timeline

First and foremost, the new name. It’s uncertain whether Sony intend on keeping it through to market, or whether it’s merely a placeholder during the developmental stages, but the company’s next leading console may well bear the name, ‘Orbis’. Read more »

Evernote for Android updated with speech-to-text and new widgets

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The extremely popular memo app, Evernote, just got a pretty major update in its Android reincarnation. Version 3.6 brings speech-to-text support a new theme and several new widgets, which should help it serve its role as an extension of your brain even better.

So from now on you will be able to dictate your notes, rather than create them with the on-screen keyboard. Naturally, voice notes are also supported, but there are times when you need to have the memo’s text, rather than just an audio file. Read more »

22nm Intel Ivy Bridge processors dated for April 29

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After numerous delays, Intel’s much-anticipated release of the new high-performance processors has finally been dated.

As an added bonus, the mobile Ivy Bridge processors will be released at the same time as their desktop counterparts. Read more »

Nokia Panorama app for the N9 hits the Nokia Store

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Nokia delivered on its promise to release a panorama app for its N9 former flagship. The application is called Nokia Panorama and is already available as a free download in the MeeGo section of the Ovi Nokia store.

The Nokia Panorama application aims to produce smooth panoramic images by automatically capturing and processing input images into a panorama, directly on your Nokia N9. Your N9 needs to be running PR1.2 firmware for the app to work, though. Read more »

ASUS Transformer Prime update to come tomorrow with LAN support and lockscreen notifications

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ASUS US just announced that the Transformer Prime is getting “awesome new features” thanks to an upcoming update. However, it didn’t provide any details about the said update so ASUS Italy had to come to the rescue and reveal the mystery.

And the news are heart-warming indeed. ASUS will launch an important update tomorrow, March 29 which will bring support for a new accessory called “Prime LAN cable”. Yes, the Transformer Prime will be able to rock an Ethernet LAN connection thus getting one step closer to being a full-fledged netbook. Read more »

Opera Mini 7 For Android released, brings better hardware acceleration and Speed dial

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Opera just released the latest version of its server-accelerated Mini web browser for Android. Opera Mini 7 brings several new features, including improved hardware acceleration, which should drastically improve its smoothness.

The Speed Dial screen has also been updated and you are now allowed to select the number of buttons you see there. Previously, Speed Dial was set to show 9 of your bookmarks and there was no way to alter that. Read more »

The super cool Sand Flea jumping robot isn’t afraid of heights

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Just when you thought you might’ve seen everything modern robotics can offer you, a new droid with an even cooler trick up its sleeve appears.

Meet the Sand Flea – Boston Dynamics’ latest creation was developed for the needs of the US Army’s Rapid Equipping Force. From the outside it looks like a regular RC toy car, but just take a look at what it can do. Read more »

Elephant with a Samsung Galaxy Note makes all his friends at the zoo jealous

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The Samsung Galaxy Note is quite popular with people – Samsung just announced thatover 5 million Notes were shipped. Not all of them went to humans though – at least one elephant is quite happy with his Galaxy Note.

Peter the Elephant uses the Note to play some music, browse photos (even snap a few himself) and the S Pen proved to be well-designed for use with a trunk, too. Read more »

New iPad battery test complete, see how it did

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Having finished the detailed review of the new Apple iPad, we finally found some time to complete its battery test and see if the new gigantic battery makes up for the power-hungry chipset and the high-res screen.

We put the new iPad side by side with its predecessor, the iPad 2 and set to find out which of them drains its battery faster and which one charges faster. Here go the results from the three tests we ran on each of the tablets. Read more »

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G battery test is over, here are the results

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The Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G for T-Mobile has a rather impressive spec sheet, which means that its battery will have a lot of features to power. And while its 1750 mAh capacity is a noticeable improvement over the 1500 mAh found in the original I9000, it now has an extra CPU core, faster 3G network, as well as NFC to deal with.

As always we will kick things off with a closer look at the telephony endurance of the smartphone. Read more »

BlueStacks App Player goes into beta, sports a refreshed UI and ARM support

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Remember BlueStacks App Player? Sure you do, it’s the software allowing you to run all of the 450,000 Android apps on Windows and tablets, and the great news is that it has gone out of its alpha stage to the undergo final beta testing.

The beta update boasts a few updates such as LayerCake, allowing for ARM-designed apps to run on an x86 environment, hardware accelerated graphics and virtual accelerometer support. Read more »

AT&T Plus program rewards your loyalty with better support, special offers

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A recent study showed that US carriers are having a hard time keeping their customers, with the average users spending just over two years with one carrier. That’s hardly healthy for their bottom line as the hefty subsidies they pay take time to recoup themselves and the recent financial reports were quite clear about it.

Well, AT&T is obviously trying to do something about it and is launching a new AT&T Plus loyalty program. The exact details are yet to be unveiled, but the eligible customers will be getting a dedicated support line and won’t be charged upgrade and activation fees. They will also be getting a 25% discount from non-Apple accessories. Read more »

Owner of a truck-sized camera talks Nokia PureView

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Nokia have made a video featuring photographer Dennis Manarchy and the yet-unreleased 808 PureView.

The black and white theme of the video is teaming with the idea of big – big-sized portraits, big cameras, big sensors and at one point there’s even a semi truck reference. Read more »

iPad’s 4G not working in Australia, Apple getting sued over false advertising [UPDATE: Apple to offer a refund]

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The global success story that is the new Apple iPad just suffered a setback in Australia as the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission accused the company of false advertising. According to the ACCC, the iPad Wi-Fi + 4G commercial aired in the land of Oz was implying that the tablet could be used on an LTE network, which is impossible.

Currently, there’s only one LTE network in Australia and it uses a completely different spectrum to the one covered by the new iPad LTE radio. Read more »

LA Noire is now playable on Android tablets via OnLive streaming

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When I first read through the headlines, at first I thought Rockstar has decided to port the LA Noire to Android, but it’s not the case. OnLive has updated the LA Noire game with touch-optimized controls and interface so you can play it on almost every Android tablet out there.

OnLive is a paid service where you can rent or buy games and play them on tablets, PCs, Macs or even TVs. The actual playing is done on the OnLive serves, you just get the picture via HD streaming. Read more »